The Business Insurance Women to Watch Awards & Leadership Conference is the only recognition program that celebrates leading women from every facet of the commercial insurance industry. ​

Winners come from commercial insurance, risk management, and related fields such as consulting and law. What started as a recognition program in 2006, has grown into an educational program aimed at the advancement of women in commercial insurance. 

In 2017, Business Insurance launched the EMEA Women to Watch Awards program which recognizes winners from Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

This year's program will take place November 19, 2024 in New York City and include a professional development conference, followed by an awards program. 

An Advisory Board of past honorees, diversity experts, and insurance industry leaders guide the development of the conference content.



To be considered for the 2024 Business Insurance Women to Watch Awards, nominees must be working in the sector on Nov. 1, 2024. Nominees must have achieved significant professional success and possess exceptional leadership skills and expertise. Evidence of such must be provided in the nomination form, which should also include three (3) recommendations from clients, managers and/or coworkers. 
If you have any questions about the process, please contact Gavin Souter, editor of  Business Insurance, at gsouter@businessinsurance.com 

Women to Watch Award Cycle (updated February 29)

February 19
Entries open for the 2024 Business Insurance Women to Watch Awards

June 13
Entry deadline for the 2024 Business Insurance Women to Watch Awards

June 26-July 23
Judging of the 2024 Business Insurance Women to Watch Awards

July 24
2024 Business Insurance Women to Watch winners announced

November 19
2024 Business Insurance Women to Watch Awards & Leadership Conference in NYC at the Marriott Marquis

December 5
2024 Business Insurance Women to Watch EMEA Awards & Leadership Conference in London at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Countdown to Women to Watch US Nomination Deadline